Regardless of the job duties you perform each day, there are many hazards on the job across all injuries that can have serious consequences to the health and welfare of workers. On the job hazards in general are the third leading cause of workers compensation claims, putting people out of work for unknown amounts of time.
One of the most common on the job hazards is the ability for all workers to become so familiar with their job tasks they stop putting much effort into concentrating and lose their ability to focus and get fatiqued when doing the same thing again and again. Repetitive work has the potential to cause serious bodily injuries but it also can lead to safety hazards for the employee and those around him when a job becomes too predictable.
It is for this reason that employers need to be proactive about updating safety training curriculum for all employees and require such training frequently as a reminder of what could happen. It is also important for workers to touch on preventative techniques to ensure worker-related accidents do not occur.
On the job hazards may also be directly involved to the line of work you are in. High risk jobs that require proper safety protocol also need to be regularly reviewed to prevent incidents during the job. Job safety should be the number one priority for employers and employees have an obligation to report back an on the job hazards being detected, such as lack of proper safety gear, co-workers who disobey safety regulations, or the lack of proactive safety checks by management.
Subjecting yourself to on the job hazards may be a natural part of your job but it should not affect your claim for compensation should you suffer an injury while working due to the negligence of others. If you have suffered injury due to on the job hazards, contact our office immediately by calling toll free 855-614-4351 or use our online contact form to schedule a free evaluation of your workers compensation claim.